Posts tagged with ‘activists’

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AIPAC and the Push Toward War

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AIPAC and the Push Toward War Robert Wright The Atlantic” —  Late last week, amid little fanfare, Senators Joseph Lieberman, Lindsey Graham, and Robert Casey introduced a resolution that would move America further down the path toward war with Iran. The good news is that the resolution hasn’t been universally embraced in the Senate. As […]

Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted

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[part 1] Noam Chomsky: America’s Decline Is Real — and Increasingly Self-Inflicted Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can often learn valuable lessons from them about what is likely to lie ahead.  Right now, in […]

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch 2012

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Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch 2012 This 22nd annual Human Rights Watch summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2011. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the year, often in close partnership with domestic human rights activists. The introductory essay examines the […]

ATTAC/CADTM Morocco against capitalism globalization

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ATTAC/CADTM Morocco against capitalism globalization  Attac/Cadtm Maroc Final Declaration of the 4th national Congress of ATTAC/CADTM Morocco Attac/cadtm Morocco association held its 4th national Conference on 27, 28 and 29 January 2012 with the slogan “for the strengthening of the popular dimension of the fight against capitalism globalization in Morocco”. Despite harassment by the authorities, […]

Washington Reaps the Rewards of Its “Arab Spring” Destabilization Campaign

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Washington Reaps the Rewards of Its “Arab Spring” Destabilization Campaign US-Funded Tunisian President Prepares to Withdraw Recognition of Syrian Government Tony Cartalucci On February 5, 2012 – Reuters reported, “Tunisia “to withdraw recognition” of Syria government,” and specifically that newly appointed Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki made the announcement on his Facebook page. Reuters also notes […]

Israeli army harasses press crew, beats a B’Tselem female volunteer, and lies to foreign media

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Israeli army harasses press crew, beats a B’Tselem female volunteer, and lies to foreign media Jalal Abukhater Yesterday was another violent Friday in the village of Nabi Saleh as the weekly protests against settlement expansion continues. As always, the demonstration was met with tear gas, disgusting skunk chemicals and rubber-coated metal bullets. Disregarding cases of […]

Targeting AIPAC

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Targeting AIPAC Stephen Lendman On January 23, Occupy AIPAC announced plans to confront the powerful Israeli Lobby in Washington from March 2 – 6. More on what’s planned below. Since last September, OWS inspired affiliate groups. Among others they include Occupy Together, Occupy Everything, Occupy Arrests, Occupy Police, Occupy Marines, Occupy Veterans, Occupy Writers, Occupy […]

In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution

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In Iranian media, activist lauds Charlottesville’s anti-war resolution Ted Strong The day after the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution calling on the federal government to end all its wars and avoid starting a new one with Iran, the move has drawn attention from abroad. One arm of Iran’s state-owned media, PressTV, is reporting the […]

A.I.P.A.C.

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A.I.P.A.C. Persuading Americans to break the law? Clive Hambidge Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision of the artist […]

Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits

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Truth about Syria: Crazy Men in Grey Suits The west is on the hunt for another war in the Middle East. Jeremy Salt January 13, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — –  In his speech to university students this week, Bashar al Assad spoke of a conspiracy against Syria. Use another word if you like, but […]

It’s ALL a God Thing

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It’s ALL a God Thing Eileen Fleming Over the last few days, Dorothy Day has come up in many conversations with local people as well as Internet connections. Coming soon is my book review of ALL IS GRACE, A Biography of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest who knew her as a friend and mentor. On […]

The Manipulation of Fear

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The Manipulation of Fear Noam Chomsky January 08, 2011 “Thelka” July 16, 2005 — The resort to fear by systems of power to discipline the domestic population has left a long and terrible trail of bloodshed and suffering which we ignore at our peril. Recent history provides many shocking illustrations. The mid-twentieth century witnessed perhaps […]